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Father fears for daughter's well-being over congestion and road rage
A FATHER feels ?sadness, helplessness and anxiety? over fears impatient drivers could wind up killing his baby daughter.
Police 'increasingly concerned' for welfare of missing 15-year-old girl
Police are becoming ?increasingly concerned? for the welfare of a teenager who has been missing for almost two weeks.
Christians celebrating Harvest Festival donate essentials to victims of Hurricane Irma
A group of Christians celebrated the ancient Harvest Festival and collected donations for the victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.
Action group 'desperately' seeks return of hydrotherapy treatment
DISABLED people devastated when a hydrotherapy pool was shut without consultation say they were ?disappointed and let down? when the service was cut.
Campaigners call for action over dumped rubbish and squatters
CAMPAIGNERS say something needs to be done about mounting rubbish and squatters illegally breaking into the site of an abandoned pub to protect children.
Forty cannabis plants worth £60,000 in street value uncovered in raid
POLICE uncovered cannabis worth £60,000 following a raid on an abandoned flat.
Neighbours call for action on 'dangerous' junction before someone gets hurt
Drivers who use a junction which was altered by the council to make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians say it?s an ?accident waiting to happen?.
Street food traders win national award for clever twist on a sandwich
A pair of street food traders have won a national award for their clever twist on a sandwich.
'We aren't a London borough so don't treat us like one' - concern over plans to build 9,123 new homes over next ten years
THOUSANDS more new homes are being earmarked for the area than currently proposed in a ?disastrous predicament? for the area.
MP teams up with former spin doctor for comedy night
A comedy club will host a Labour spin doctor turned standup comedian at an event next month.
Campaigners claim 'victory' in alcohol licence battle
RESIDENTS have claimed ?a victory? after a trader?s application to sell booze was approved with several caveats.
Bleak but beautiful historical novel explores Irish folklore beliefs
Ireland, 1825. Nóra, bereft after the sudden death of her beloved husband, finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson, Micheál, who cannot speak or walk. In her desperation to discover what is wrong with him, Nóra employs the help of her new maid, Mary, and local healer, Nance. Together the three women will walk a dangerous path in which their folkloric beliefs wrap ever more tightly around them.
Do you have what it takes to develop a new musical?
Whether you?ve written a musical before or not, if you have a track record as a professional artist and an idea for a new musical, then BEAM2018 want to hear from you.
Meet the 'hero' toddler who saved his mother's life during an asthma attack
A mother whose ?hero? toddler rushed to her aid when she was in the throes of an asthma attack has issued a warning to other parents using medication.
Councillor faces fears with 10,000-foot skydive for homeless charity
A parish councillor is hoping to beat his fear of heights to raise money for a homeless charity with a sponsored skydive.
TV stars descend upon Wanstead for recording of new 'Vanity Fair' adaptation
A NEW adaptation of a William Thackeray novel was partially recorded in Wanstead.
Charity helping hundreds of families launches website to offer parents support
A children?s charity has launched a new, improved website in the hope of raising awareness about the services it provides for families in the area.
Free meeting on how to protect abortion rights to mark anniversary of key law
A FREE meeting on how to protect women?s reproductive rights is to take place to mark 50 years since key legislation.
Teen suffers 'life-changing injuries' following stabbing
A TEENAGER has been left with ?life-changing injuries? after a stabbing.
Financial trader spared jail after running £175k con on friends
A financial trader has escaped jail after conning his friends out of more than £175,000 they had trusted him to invest on their behalf.
Environmental group says it may take years for river to be cleared of fly-tipping
A group of volunteers committed to improving the habitat for wildlife in the River Lea will hold a clean-up event as part of the national Great River Rescue Campaign.
Bank of England Governor helps visually impaired pupils get to grips with new £10 note
The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney visited a Walthamstow school to show off the new £10 note to pupils.
Man rushed to hospital after being stabbed in robbery
A man was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in a robbery.
Fundraiser to don diving suit one more time for final charity endurance trial
A serial fundraiser famous for taking on huge physical challenges in a retro deep sea diving suit will hang up his metal helmet after on final monumental test of endurance.
Ale and cider lovers are in for a treat this weekend
An ale and cider festival will be held at The Red Lion pub in Leytonstone High Road this weekend.
Man due in court charged with child sex offences
A man is due to appear in court charged with attempting to engage in sexual communications with a child.
Poetry to unite different generations in sport-themed session
DIFFERENT generations are to join forces and tap into their inner poets.
Police appeal for public's help to trace 'vulnerable' missing woman
Police have issued an appeal for information to trace a ?vulnerable? missing woman.
Rotary Roundup: Sixth former's inspirational trip to Nicaragua
Rotary Club of Loughton, Buckhurst Hill & Chigwell meets on Thursdays at 6.30pm at The Blue Boar, Abridge, RM4 1UA
Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed while sitting in a car.
As it happened: Bomb in a bag detonated in terror attack on London Underground train
A bomb was detonated on a Tube train at Parsons Green station in south-west London.
Trader fined more than £20k for selling illegal skin lightening products online
A trader has been fined more than £20,000 after he was caught selling illegal skin lightening products online.
Cancer patients unite to create informative treatment film
CANCER patients combined to create a ?must-watch? video enlightening residents about the treatment process.
Can you help this environmental charity by volunteering for a few hours?
An environmental charity are appealing for volunteers to help out at an upcoming litter pick.
Green tenants could clinch cash prize in recycling drive
RECYCLING enthusiasts living in flats could scoop an £800 cash prize for environmentally friendly acts.
Group bag award for bringing town into bloom
A community group has been recognised for its work bringing colour to town over the summer.
Force restaurants to display hygiene scores by law, council says
RESTAURANTS should be forced to show their food hygiene scores to improve standards.
New one-to-one service opens for smokers trying to quit
SMOKERS who want to kick the habit have a new way to get professional help at their convenience.
Picture of the week: Gorgeous deer roaming around garden
This gorgeous deer is our picture of the week.
Death of Romanian builder crushed by falling pillar was accidental, inquest rules
An inquest has ruled the death of a Romanian builder crushed by a falling pillar was accidental.
Give us a brake: Stolen Boris Bike reclaimed despite thief's rubbish new paint job
A thief has lost their wheels after police confiscated a Boris Bike disguised with a less than convincing new paint job.
Teenage Taekwondo star 'ecstatic' after being selected for international squad
A teenage Taekwondo star has become the third member of his family to be selected to represent his country in the sport.
WI members celebrate a century of jam and Jerusalem at group
A Women?s Institute branch is celebrating the centenary of the group?s formation.
School that went from 'outstanding' to 'good' in Ofsted rating selected to help other schools facing challenges
Staff at a school that went from ?outstanding? to ?good? in its latest Ofsted report say they are ?delighted? to have been appointed as a national support school to help other institutions facing challenges.
Driver helps police uncover chop shop after tracking down his stolen van
A driver who tracked his stolen van down to a warehouse helped police uncover a ?chop shop? containing several stolen vehicles.
Police hunt men who tried to open bank account with fake documents
Police have issued an image of a man they want to trace after two men tried to open a bank account with fake documents.
Cadets celebrate opening of facilities worth £700,000 which will enable them to have more training
Youngsters celebrated the opening of facilities worth £700,000 at a cadet base which will enable them to take part in more training exercises.
Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man stabbed in car
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man stabbed while sat in a car.
Police concerned for welfare of woman missing for over a week
Police in Waltham Forest are growing increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of a woman missing for over a week.
Tribunal judge quashes 'insulting and unfair' council CPZ parking ticket
A motorist who was driven round the bend by an unfair council parking ticket has seen the fine quashed at tribunal.
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